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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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(Editor’s note) Originally this version was available for the American market, while in Europe a version less sour was available; as of today, only this version of Sour is produced, so if you got a recent vintage you had this one.
The Sour has a sticker to differenciate it from the sticker-less Barriquée Mild, which has not been inoculated with lactobacillus bacteria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
It pours murky chestnut with red and golden yellow highlights; the head is mousse-like and off-white. The aroma has notes of: fermenting apple cores, barnyard funk, sour cherries, slight leather, and apricots. The taste is high sour and medium acid, it finishes with a malty drier note; there are notes of: sour cherries, dry cider, slight raspberry, straw, and a malty aftertaste. The palate is medium-light bodied with a long sour finish; light carbonation; sticky. Overall, it’s a little unbalanced but very appetizing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Excited for this one. 2011 batch #14. Poured into my Ommegang tulip-esque glass with a mahogany clear pour. The nose I just what I was expecting - old wood, funk, and a touch of basalmic vinegar. The flavor is initially sour, followed a bit of undesirable graininess. The finish is smooth and woody. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Awesome. Pours a brownish rust color with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Aroma is sour, apple, oak, and "aged" funk. Taste is sour, apple, raisin, rum, and other beer aroma similar to the ones found in the "brett" varieties. Palate: plenty of carbonation adds to the complexity and bitterness. Finishes dry and aromatic, nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2006
2005 bottle thanks to hey_kevin for this one. pours a very deep ruby red with a thin ring of white bubbles. aroma is sour but not as strong as i would have thought. there is also some malt and just a hint of oak. taste is sour sweet and dry. there seems to be just a hint toward some kind of fruit. mouthfeel is syrupy and eventually dry. damn fine brew. thanks kevin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours an almost clear deep copper to light brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is quite sour, with notes of sour grapes and cherries. Flavor is a sour vinegar, with light hints of fruity sour/sweetness. Light to medium in body with a lasting astringent sour punch on the back of the tongue. Oily in texture. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (257) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
750 ml bottle. Poured a brownish/red with a miniscule white head. Aroma is sour fruit and band-aid (borrowed the term from another rating as it made sense). Taste is sour berries and malt vinegar. Nice tangy bite up front followed by a moderately sour/bitter finish. Unlike any sour I’ve tried before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours a reddish copper with a very small head. Smells sour with a goodly amount of funk kicked in. The flavor is mildly sour and a bit too watery for my tastes, there were the oaky accents but they really didn’t grab my attention much. Finishes crisp and clean. Not bad but far from my favorite sour, it lacks the tartness I desire in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 17, 2005
Living in Italy has some advantages!Very particoular beer,fermented in barrique.Deep red, brown pour, sour cherry and wood aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 The foreboding nearly purple hue of Panil Barriquée glinted a rusty red in my trappist glass, a somewhat haunting presage that the thin beige film sitting above could not alleviate. On the nose, however, a far more vibrant and stimulating ambience emerge. The opulent aroma of dark caramel fuses with the succulent grape juice, vanilla, sour cherries and apple fragrances. As ostentatious as every Italian I have known, this Flemish Sour evolves an equally pugnacious character on the tongue. Grapefruit, lemon, cherries, berries, and apple juice all lend to the profuse acerbity and bitterness that obliterates on the first sip, and persists until the very last. The palate lacks a balancing sweetness that might assuage some of the puckering without erasing the subtle complexity. Sourness is not unpleasant and is a quality I do enjoy, but the Barriquée in my opinion demands a little more aging before the sharp flavors becomes more rounded and enjoyable. Vedremo, as they say...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
dirty amber pour with a nice head. nice inviting tart funk aroma. sour up front but mellows and dries. slight acidity in the finsih. medium mouthfeel. wonderfully drinkable and the alcohol is noon-existant.

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